On October 25th, the Museum of California Design will present its 2015 Henry Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Design by a Californian to the illustrious architect and designer Frank Gehry.
In the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Frank Gehry has been appropriately lauded for his unparalleled contributions to architecture and the built environment in its broadest sense. Gehry created some of the most significant structures of the last forty years, from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the recently completed Foundation Vuitton in Paris.
Yet, in spite of all that recognition for the innovative forms and unexpected materials he has brought to his architecture, Gehry has received little attention for the same daring imagination that informs his product designs, from his corrugated paper Easy Edges furniture of 1972 to a transgressive sterling silver and cement Tiffany & Co. ring.
The museum's 12th annual red-carpet Award Benefit will include the first survey exhibition of Mr. Gehry's furniture, jewelry and lighting designs, from 1972 to 2012. The afternoon will include a silent and a live auction - featuring works by Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Gere Kavanaugh, Murano, Rudi Gernreich, Doyle Lane, John Van Hamersveld, and other notable artists, designers and producers - conducted by Peter Loughrey, founder and principal auctioneer of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA).